GUESTBOOK AND OTHER GOOD LINKS
GUESTBOOK OF THE BRADT FAMILY SOCIETY
THE NORMANSKILL BY THE ALBANY COUNTY RAIL TRAIL
NEW: THE NORMANSKILL AND VICINITY ON PHOTOSNACK
LOG OF THE SHIP RENSSELAERSWYCK documenting the birth of Storm Vanderzee on November 2
BAPTISMAL RECORD OF STORM VANDERZEE IN ENGLAND It's the third record on the list:
Storme sonne of Albert Anrice and his wife Anne of Amsterdam - 13
ILFRACOMBE PARISH CHURCH WEBSITE where Storm Vanderzee was baptized.
ILFRACOMBE PARISH CHURCH INTERIOR
ILFRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, ENGLAND on Wikipedia.
BRADT COUSINS WEBSITES
VANBRADT MEREDITH INDEX
VAN PATTEN FAMILY ANCESTRY WEBSITE
SLINGERLAND, TIMES-UNION ARTICLE
SWARTHOUT FAMILY WEBSITE
BRADT UE WEBSITE
PIONEER BROTT FAMILY
VAN WORMER FAMILY
VAN WORMER ON FACEBOOK
THE MAYBEE SOCIETY
SOME CALIFORNIA BRATTS
VAN EPS WEBSITE
For Your Convenience (The Bradt Family Society has no connection to these cousins businesses):
KINETICO STUDIOS: MAN CLOCKS
GLORIA WALDRON HUKLE: HISTORICAL FICTION NOVELS
Perfect publications are pretty much impossible, whether digital or hard copy. By way of example, we may sometimes refer to "Arent Bratt" or "Arent Andriessen Bradt" on this website or in Bradt publications. In actuality Arent had died before Bratt came into use, and long before Bradt became common. (Arent's children did use the name Bratt.)
HELP! INFORMATION OVERLOAD
Where Can I Find Reliable Family History?
Those of you who have used the internet to explore your family tree have quickly discovered what an overwhelming amount of information is available in cyberspace. You may have also discovered how much of it is wrong. So how can anyone tell what information is correct, what is likely, what is only speculative, and what is just plain wrong?
The Bradt Family Society has been very fortunate in having several cousins and friends who have been very thorough in researching our roots. What this means is that they go back to "original sources": government records, church records, gravestones, letters, etc. Newspapers and other contemporary written sources are helpful in filling in the gaps.
Bradt Family publications are very reliable. While our researchers have made mistakes just like everyone else, they have been very careful and methodical, and they have done it only to have an accurate record. They've never attempted to make any money from it.
Even on this site, you should read carefully. Some of the information posted here is about Bratts that have no documented connection to us. In particular a few Norwegian and Swedish Bratts may be related, but we have no supporting documentation.
Likewise in our Guestbook. The information you find on it is not edited or guaranteed by The Bradt Family Society.
If you'd like to verify information about the history of the Bradt Family, start with our officers and in particular with our historian, Daniel Bradt. He has access to the research and publications of Cynthia Brott Biasca, Peter Christoph, Joan Bradt Wood (all three now retired), Laurie Grimes, and more. You'll never go far wrong with any of these sources, and some of their books are available through inter-library loans, usually free of charge.
FAST MAP OF NEW AMSTERDAM in 1660 (with Bratt properties)
On the map, the block just behind and to the right of the fort has two properties owned by Albert Andriessen (Bratt). One is a "tobacco warehouse" and the other is an "office". You can also click on other buildings to see who owned them.
ARENT & ALBERT IN THE BOWIER MANUSCRIPTS
Jon Bratt Otnes, the great pretender?
The Half Moon (Halve Maen, New Netherland Museum)
NEW NETHERLAND INSTITUTE
DUTCH COLONIZATION IN NEW NEWTHERLAND
Brick Church Cemetery
Today's Weather in Fredrikstad
Fredriksstad Blad, Fredrikstad Norway's Newspaper
Fredrikstad Museum of Geology (in Norwegian)
National Archives of Norway
Links to Genealogical Societies in New York Many Bratts appear on these websites:
Schenectady County Link
New York State Museum Website
Saratoga County, New York Genealogy Links
Albany County, NY Background
Albany County Rootsweb Link
Rensselaer County Genweb Link
Herkimer and Montgomery Rootsweb Link
Albany & Eastern New York Genealogy